Monday, February 15, 2010

Down Syndrome, Search and Destroy

"The screening of unborn babies for Down syndrome with a new national screening programme is further manifestation of a culture of death. It is a search and destroy programme that has as its sole objective the termination of the lives of unborn children. An abortion is the ultimate discrimination against those with a disability. This is eugenics which proclaims that only the perfect have a right to be born. The screening programme is a further major step on the slippery slope."
READ ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/print.html?path=PO0911/S00089.htm

2 comments:

wildflowerpress said...

To your knowledge are there any statistics as to the number of supposed down's babies who were aborted that may not actually have had down's syndrome? I am writing a book on this subject and would be very interested in learning this statistic, if one exists. - Thank you!

Lioralourie said...

I did a startpage search for {"down syndrome" prenatal test safe "false positive" rate} and got these.

"There was also one false positive among the 57 samples without the extra chromosome 21.
www.technologyreview.com/Biotech/18139/ "

Quad test, with an 81% sensitivity for Down Syndrome and 5% false-positive rate.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prenatal_diagnosis

but the real question is, what is the reason we care? Is it "ok" to abort a baby with Ds but the "normal ones" we throw a fit about losing? The new tests are supposed to be more accurate. So more normal babies can be saved. And more Ds babies can be aborted.

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